Special Issue "Malware Analysis and Detection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2019
Malware targets are expanding from conventional computer systems to ever growing IoT devices, which include home appliances to industrial control systems. Malware is being used for earning money by performing click fraud, acting as ransomware, and even collecting crypto currencies as a cryptominer. The recognition of their infection becomes more difficult due to invisible aspects of such embedded devices from users. Now we need to have broader attention to the malware threats as the growth of their infection vectors and significance of their damage to our daily lives. We are soliciting great ideas from various fields in order to combat sophisticated malware. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Automated malware detection and response
- Machine learning for malware detection
- Lineage analysis of malware family
- Botnets, ransomware, cryptominers and others
- Various types of IoT malware and their defense mechanisms
- New types of malware and their defenses
- Mobile and smartphone security
- Darknet and black market economy analysis
Prof. Heejo Lee
Prof. Yoshiaki Hori
Prof. Sven Dietrich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Malware analysis
- IoT security
- smartphone security
- security economy